Dudhi Na Muthiya / Lauki Muthiya (Steamed Bottle Gourd Snack)

This is a typical Gujarati recipe that can be served as breakfast, brunch or lunch or any point of time. It can be prepared with regular pantry items. This is a complete food balanced with carbohydrate and vegetables. It is a little time consuming but worth preparing this dish as it can be stored for few days in airtight container in refrigerator. I have served it with curd but can be served with green chutney or any pickle too.

Ingredients:

  • Lauki / Dudhi / Bottle Gourd – 2 cups (Grated)
  • Ata or Whole Wheat Flour – 1 cup
  • Besan or Gram Flour – ¼ cup
  • Oats – ¼ cup
  • Ginger – 1 ½ tsp (Grated)
  • Chopped Green Chilli – 3-4
  • Chopped Coriander Leaf – ¼ cup
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder – 2 tsp
  • Lemon Juice – 2 tsp
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Salt – To taste
  • Oil – 2-3 Tbsp
  • White Sesame Seeds – 2 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
  • Hing or Asafoetida – ½ tsp
  • Curry Leaves – A handful

Steps:

  1. In a big mixing bowl take grated lauki, ginger and ata. Start mixing and kneading with light hand.
  2. Sprinkle ¼ tsp hing, turmeric powder, coriander powder, besan and oats too. Oats will help to resist the dough from becoming sticky.
  3. Now add salt, sugar, chopped green chilli, chopped coriander, lemon juice.
  4. The dough will stick to your hand while kneading. Add oil on the dough to make smooth.
  5. Now for steaming grease the steamer.
  6. Boil water in the lower container of the steamer.
  7. Take a portion from the dough and give a cylindrical shape. Place it on the greased steamer.
  8. Make cylindrical shape from the rest of the dough. You can make three or four from the dough.
  9. Cover the pot and steam for 20-25 minutes.
  10. Insert a knife in the steamed dough. If the knife comes out clear, the ‘muthiya’ is ready.
  11. Rest for 15-20 minutes. Cut them in small pieces.
  12. Heat 2-3 tsp oil in a pan. Temper the oil with hing, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves and sesame seeds.
  13. Put in the ‘muthiyas’. Toss for few seconds.
  14. Serve ‘Dudhi na Muthiya’ as breakfast or lunch.

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